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Bodanis, David

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E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation by David Bodanis( Book )

83 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the science and scientists who provided the backdrop to Einstein's seminal 1905 discovery and offers a definitive explanation of the equation from a mathematical, historical, and scientific perspective
Electric universe : the shocking true story of electricity by David Bodanis( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his bestselling E=mc2, David Bodanis led us, with astonishing ease, through the world's most famous equation. Now, in Electric Universe, he illuminates the wondrous yet invisible force that permeates our universe--and introduces us to the virtuoso scientists who plumbed its secrets. For centuries, electricity was seen as little more than a curious property of certain substances that sparked when rubbed. Then, in the 1790s, Alessandro Volta began the scientific investigation that ignited an explosion of knowledge and invention. The force that once seemed inconsequential was revealed to be responsible for everything from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains. In harnessing its power, we have created a world of wonders--complete with roller coasters and radar, computer networks and psychopharmaceuticals. A superb storyteller, Bodanis weaves tales of romance, divine inspiration, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthroughs. The great discoverers come to life in all their brilliance and idiosyncrasy, including the visionary Michael Faraday, who struggled against the prejudices of the British class system, and Samuel Morse, a painter who, before inventing the telegraph, ran for mayor of New York City on a platform of persecuting Catholics. Here too is Alan Turing, whose dream of a marvelous thinking machine--what we know as the computer--was met with indifference, and who ended his life in despair after British authorities forced him to undergo experimental treatments to "cure" his homosexuality. From the frigid waters of the Atlantic to the streets of Hamburg during a World War II firestorm to the interior of the human body, Electric Universe is a mesmerizing journey of discovery by a master science writer. From the Hardcover edition
The secret house : 24 hours in the strange and unexpected world in which we spend our nights and days by David Bodanis( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of science's application to the everyday world. Includes the physical and biological events that go on daily
Passionate minds : the great love affair of the Enlightenment, featuring the scientist Emilie Du Chatelet, the poet Voltaire, sword fights, book burnings, assorted kings, seditious verse, and the birth of the modern world by David Bodanis( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was 1733 when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Chatelet, a beguiling - and married - aristocrat who would one day popularize Newton's arcane ideas and pave the way for Einstein's theories. In an era when women were rarely permitted any serious schooling, this twenty-seven-year-old's nimble conversation and unusual brilliance led Voltaire, then in his late thirties, to wonder, "Why did you only reach me so late?" They fell immediately and passionately in love." "Through the prism of their tumultuous fifteen-year relationship we see the crumbling of an ancient social order and the birth of the Enlightenment. Together the two lovers rebuilt a dilapidated and isolated rural chateau at Cirey where they conducted scientific experiments, entertained many of the leading thinkers of the burgeoning scientific revolution, and developed radical ideas about the monarchy, the nature of free will, the subordination of women, and the separation of church and state." "But their time together was filled with far more than reading and intellectual conversation. There were frantic gallopings across France, sword fights in front of besieged German fortresses, and a deadly burning of Voltaire's books by the public executioner at the base of the grand stairwell of the Palais de Justice in Paris. The pair survived court intrigues at Versailles, narrow escapes from agents of the king, a covert mission to the idyllic lakeside retreat of Frederick the Great of Prussia, forays to the royal gambling tables (where Emilie put her mathematical acumen to lucrative use), and intense affairs that bent but did not break their bond." "Along with its riveting portrait of Voltaire as a vulnerable romantic, Passionate Minds at last does justice to the supremely unconventional life and remarkable achievements of Emilie da Chatelet - including her work on the science of fire and the nature of light. Long overlooked, her story tells us much about women's lives at the time of the Enlightenment. Equally important, it demonstrates how this graceful, quick-witted, and attractive woman worked out the concepts that would lead directly to the "squared" part of Einstein's revolutionary equation: E=mc[superscript 2]." "Based on a rich array of personal letters, as well as writings from houseguests, neighbors, scientists, and even police reports, Passionate Minds is both panoramic and intimate in feeling. It is an unforgettable love story and a vivid rendering of the birth of modern ideas."--Jacket
The secret family : twenty-four hours inside the mysterious world of our minds and bodies by David Bodanis( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-of-the-art photography complements the descriptions of physiological changes that occur during everyday events such as a diet, an argument, and a kiss, in an exploration of the effects of the outside world on our insides
Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography by David Bodanis( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. This stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein's earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets. Einstein's imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe's structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth. David Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein's intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how Einstein's confidence in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing. He was a fallible genius. An intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist, Einstein's Greatest Mistake reveals how much we owe Einstein today - and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws
The body book : a fantastic voyage to the world within by David Bodanis( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret garden : dawn to dusk in the astonishing hidden world of the garden by David Bodanis( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witty style that The Washington Post called "marvelously captivating" and illustrated throughout with state-of-the-art microphotographs, The Secret Garden is an astonishing book that will fascinate and delight anyone who has ever set foot in a garden
Electric universe : [the shocking true story of electricity] by David Bodanis( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, electricity was seen as little more than a curious property of certain substances that sparked when rubbed. Then, in the 1790s, Alessandro Volta began the scientific investigation that ignited an explosion of knowledge and invention. The force that once seemed inconsequential was revealed to be responsible for everything from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains. In harnessing its power, we have created a world of wonders-- complete with roller coasters and radar, computer networks and psychopharmeceuticals. A superb storyteller, Bodanis weaves tales of romance, divine inspiration, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthroughs. From the frigid waters of the Atlantic to the streets of Hamburg during a World War II firestorm to the interior of the human body, Electric universe is a mesmerizing journey of discovery by a master science writer"--Container
La surprenante histoire de la fée électricité by David Bodanis( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web of words : the ideas behind politics by David Bodanis( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bis Einstein kam : die abenteuerliche Suche nach dem Geheimnis der Welt by David Bodanis( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret house : the extraordinary science of an ordinary day by David Bodanis( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bodanis took the life's work of one of history's greatest geniuses and made it "astonishingly understandable" (Parade) to the everyday reader. In this book, he takes us through an average day in and around an average house, showing us the science beneath the surface-from the billions of bacteria traveling from shower to toilet to toothbrush, to the millions of pillow mites that snuggle up with us every night, from the warm electric fields wrapped around a light bulb filament, to what really makes the garden roses red. With wit, whimsy, and delightful detail, David Bodanis explains it all in ordinary words-on an extraordinary tour
E=mc² : [a biography of the world's most famous equation] by David Bodanis( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world but never understanding what it actually means and why it was so significant. Here, Bodanis writes the biography of this great discovery and turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic and accessible human achievement. Bodanis begins by introducing the science and scientists forming the backdrop to Einstein's discovery
Das geheimnisvolle Haus : d. Mikrowelt, in d. wir leben by David Bodanis( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bodanis took the life's work of one of history's greatest geniuses and made it "astonishingly understandable" (Parade) to the everyday reader. In this book, he takes us through an average day in and around an average house, showing us the science beneath the surface-from the billions of bacteria traveling from shower to toilet to toothbrush, to the millions of pillow mites that snuggle up with us every night, from the warm electric fields wrapped around a light bulb filament, to what really makes the garden roses red. With wit, whimsy, and delightful detail, David Bodanis explains it all in ordinary words-on an extraordinary tour
Being human : a day in the life of the human body by David Bodanis( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret house : the hidden world of your home by David Bodanis( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilie und Voltaire : eine Liebe in Zeiten der Aufklärung by David Bodanis( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de vijftien jaar durende liefdesrelatie tussen de schrijver en filosoof Voltaire (1694-1778) en de wiskundige en aristocrate Émilie du Chåtelet (1706-1749), met veel aandacht voor het natuurwetenschappelijke werk dat Émilie verrichtte
Passionate minds : the great scientific affair by David Bodanis( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E=mc² : la biographie de la plus célèbre équation du monde by David Bodanis( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre raconte l'histoire de la géniale équation d'Einstein, du 17e au 20e siècle, à travers ses héros oubliés ou glorieux. [SDM]
 
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E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation
Alternative Names
Bodaniss, Deivids

David Bodanis divulgatore scientifico statunitense

Боданис, Дэвид

בודאניס, דייוויד

בודניס, דוד

데이비드 보더니스

보다니스 데이비드

보더니스, 데이비드

デイヴィッド・ボダニス

ボダニス, D.

ボダニス, デイヴィッド

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Electric universe : the shocking true story of electricityPassionate minds : the great love affair of the Enlightenment, featuring the scientist Emilie Du Chatelet, the poet Voltaire, sword fights, book burnings, assorted kings, seditious verse, and the birth of the modern worldThe secret family : twenty-four hours inside the mysterious world of our minds and bodiesThe secret garden : dawn to dusk in the astonishing hidden world of the gardenElectric universe : [the shocking true story of electricity]Bis Einstein kam : die abenteuerliche Suche nach dem Geheimnis der WeltThe secret house : the extraordinary science of an ordinary dayE=mc² : [a biography of the world's most famous equation]